Philly, Not Brooklyn, to Host 2016 Democratic National Convention

Your correspondent just received an announcement by email from Democratic National Committee Chair and Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, giving the following info:

After much buildup and very careful consideration over which city will host our 2016 Democratic National Convention, I’m pleased to announce that we’ll nominate the next President of the United States in Philadelphia — the City of Brotherly Love.

So, no pandemonium in and around Barclays Center summer after next. Whether this will affect Hillary Clinton’s choice of campaign HQ location remains to be seen.

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  • Brixtony


  • ShinyNewHandle

    ♫ Alle Menschen werden Brüder ♩ ♪

  • DIBS

    Ughhhh, my new home city is going to be overrun with prostitutes for these Democrats

  • Arch Stanton

    Thank Ford

  • Heights Correspondent 1

    Thank goodness!!! Anyone who worked anywhere near
    the last two NYC conventions knows the disruptions
    Checkpoints, obnoxious (pvt) security & tourist crowds
    and demonstrations.

    There is another MAJOR aspect. Barclay’s along with
    the rest of Mr Ratner’s opus is located RIGHT NEXT
    TO Hammas land…Want to guess what could happen
    if there’s a series of innocents deaths from drone strikes
    during a national event here? You DONT want to know…
    We need that anywhere near the Heights?

    I never thought I’d say this but thank you DNC!!!

  • Owen Hughes

    Lordy, Heights Correspondent 1…you are sounding more unhinged with every passing day. Leaving aside the spastic grammar and spelling (it’s Hamas, not Hammas), you get bonus points for blanket racism. Because of course anyone who lives on Atlantic Avenue of Middle Eastern descent must support Hamas.

  • Anon

    I suppose you didn’t you see or notice the ones the Republicans used when they had their convention in NY? Incredible! How could you miss it? Why do you think they picked NY then?

    Glad you’re in Philly!

  • Heights Correspondent 1

    Your remarks are precisely why major
    subjects of critical importance to
    Public safety are often not treated
    seriously. First you attack the bearer
    of some reality, then you attack
    such deep aspects of the message…
    like grammar..then of course, out
    comes the universal device when
    anyone doesn’t want to treat the facts
    ..just charge racism..

    well, for your information, that area
    just adjacent to Barclay’s IS a center
    with good reason of intense involve
    ment and concern with conditions
    in the mid east. Look at the abuse
    They have received.

    The entire scene there is a witch’s
    brew of politics and severe security
    concerns. Rain puddle deep remarks
    do not make this not so.

    Anyone who thinks placing a huge
    complex under a leadership like
    Mr Ratner’s right next to a community
    with the very valid feelings there is
    not a cleapotential disaster is simply
    not dealing with reality.

    Bottom line…who need some kind
    of incident anywhere near the

  • Owen Hughes

    Your original post said that the Barclays Center is right next to “Hammas (sic) Land”. Then in your follow up you state that the area adjacent to the Barclays Center is “…a center…of intense involvement and concern with conditions in the mid east”
    So people who are involved and concerned with events in the mid east are in your mind automatically equated with being residents of “Hamas Land”. I used the word racism because that’s exactly what it is.

    And my criticism of your grammar and style is meant to be more constructive than anything else. If you write like a crackpot, people are more likely to take you for one.

  • Mini_Cooper

    I don’t know who Ford is, but THANK YOU.

  • ClaudeScales

    Read Brave New World.

  • Mini_Cooper

    Thanks. I’ll download it now.

  • DIBS

    Glad I’m not near you!!!

  • Teresa

    Homer, what’s the BHB policy on bias remarks? Heights Correspondent 1 this week has made a number of inflammatory remarks about Muslims, several of them entirely tangential to the topic.

  • ShinyNewHandle

    If enough of us click “Flag as inappropriate”, the post eventually goes away. This board is partly community-moderated, so don’t hesitate.

  • PubliusBklyn

    Just some facts from over a decade ago about some of the community on Atlantic Avenue near 4th Ave:

    Al Farooq mosque funneled $20 million to Al Qaeda *(NY Times article):

    The infamous “blind sheik” Omar Abdel Rahman, in jail for conspiracy to blow up the World Trade Center in 1993 was a frequent speaker at Al Farooq.
    See here as well:

    Brooklyn Paper reports on indictment against those in and around the mosque on Atlantic avenue for funneling millions to Al Qaeda:

    In 1997 two suicide bombers who were about to target the Atlantic Avenue subway station were arrested by the cops as their acomplis got cold feet and turned them in:

    It’s possible there’s no longer any radical Islamic threat from near Barclays, but there certainly used to be. Massive money laundering to Al Qaeda, terror support from Al Farooq mosque, and terrorist plots from people living there.

    Again, just the facts of history. Please don’t kill the messenger.

  • Heights Correspondent 1

    First, as thousands of hours of federal
    Investigations. have shown, the area of
    Atlantic Avenue is a major area of Hama’s
    Support. But why is that an anti Arab statement?
    The reason why Hamas gained the support it
    Has was because Fatah was pocketing a huge
    Percentage of everything it collected and doing
    Very little for those effected by the strife in
    The middle east. In fact, what really drives
    The Israeli government and the state Dept crazy
    Is that Hamas works like well, Hadassah or
    ORT. Look at their social programs like
    Their hospital system. Thats why they were
    Elected…to the consternntion of the US and
    Britian. But like everyone else, they Do have a right
    Of self defense, and in the face of increasing drone Strike
    s..and deaths of innocents, tensions are rising.

    But given the overall situation, do we want a national
    Convention in the area of understandably inflamed
    Community feelings? I ask people to put yourselves
    On the homes and hearts of someone who has lost
    An innocent loved one to what is now occurring.
    If you doing care about Muslim lives what of the
    Thousand year old Christian settlements which are
    Now GONE due to the induced changes in the area
    On the last few years


  • Heights Correspondent 1

    I only ask people address the issues I raise. My observations
    On the merchant apparently involved with an demeaning women
    Was that his female employee or partner makes sure she
    Dresses modestly in accordance with her traditions. And I
    Made the observation only after I politely mentioned I found
    the ad obscene and received a very rude response.

    And yes, I DO think there’s a cultural double standard
    In play here which is not a good thing for this neighborhood.

  • Teresa

    Ah, right. Thanks.

  • ShinyNewHandle

    I didn’t know which links to follow, so… are you saying I musn’t buy knock-off merchandise sold by Brooklyn street vendors and on eBay because DVD & purse piracy fund terrorism?

    Sign me,

  • PubliusBklyn

    Interpret the facts however your mind works.

  • ShinyNewHandle

    I have no choice but to do that anyway!